History Recap / TheSimpsonsS1E4TheresNoDisgraceLikeHome

8th Sep '17 10:25:42 AM Psi001
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* WouldHurtAChild: At least one member of the family pressed Maggie's switch in the shock therapy session.

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* WouldHurtAChild: At least one member of the family pressed Maggie's switch targeted one year old Maggie in the shock therapy session.
8th Sep '17 10:24:25 AM Psi001
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* EscalatingWar: What the shock therapy ultimately degrades into. Bart at first shocks Homer [[ItAmusedMe for the fun of it]], then Lisa, with both retaliating in kind. Quickly the whole family just start frantically shocking one another in a petty fight.
8th Sep '17 10:21:11 AM Psi001
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* WouldHurtAChild: At least one member of the family pressed Maggie's switch in the shock therapy session.
22nd Aug '17 10:08:26 AM N8han11
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* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: At the company picnic, Marge--who admits she's "not much of a drinker"--joins the other wives for a glass of punch. IntoxicationEnsues.

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* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]]: CantHoldHerLiquor: At the company picnic, Marge--who admits she's "not much of a drinker"--joins the other wives for a glass of punch. IntoxicationEnsues.



* OutOfCharacterMoment: Even compared to the previous three episodes, Lisa and Marge (''especially'' Marge) feel... off.
* OutOfOrder: When The Simpsons finally premiered in the UK terrestrial television - BBC One, to be exact - on 23 November 1996, it ended up being the first shown episode, as opposed to "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". Previously, the Simpsons was available in the UK on the Sky1 cable network, starting on 2 September 1990, with the episodes in the correct order.

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* %%* OutOfCharacterMoment: Even compared to the previous three episodes, Lisa and Marge (''especially'' Marge) feel... off.
* OutOfOrder: When The Simpsons finally premiered in the UK terrestrial television - BBC One, to be exact - on 23 November 1996, it ended up being the first shown episode, as opposed to "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". Previously, the Simpsons was available in the UK on the Sky1 cable network, starting on 2 September 1990, with the episodes in the correct order.
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* RunningGag: This is the first time Mr. Burns mentions releasing "the hounds" and the first time that he has to consult Smithers on who Homer is. Though the latter is probably justified since Burns doesn't seem to care to know the names of ALL his employees.
** This was also meant to be a ShoutOut to UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, who would have info about people he was meeting on index cards.

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* RunningGag: RunningGag:
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This is the first time Mr. Burns mentions releasing "the hounds" and the first time that he has to consult Smithers on who Homer is. Though the latter is probably justified since Burns doesn't seem to care to know the names of ALL his employees.
** This was also meant to be a ShoutOut to UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, who would have info about people he was meeting on index cards.
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19th Jul '17 2:35:44 PM Brady515
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* OutOfOrder: When The Simpsons finally premiered in the UK terrestrial television - BBC One, to be exact - on 23 November 1996, it ended up being the first shown episode, as opposed to "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire". Previously, the Simpsons was available in the UK on the Sky1 cable network, starting on 2 September 1990, with the episodes in the correct order.
22nd Mar '17 12:14:27 PM Asue
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* OutofCharacterMoment: Even compared to the previous three episodes, Lisa and Marge (''especially'' Marge) feel... off.

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* OutofCharacterMoment: OutOfCharacterMoment: Even compared to the previous three episodes, Lisa and Marge (''especially'' Marge) feel... off.
22nd Mar '17 12:13:50 PM Asue
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* ContrivedClumsiness: Bart shocks Lisa and claims that "My finger slipped." Lisa shocks him back and says "So did mine."

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* ContrivedClumsiness: Bart shocks Lisa and claims that "My finger slipped." slipped". Lisa shocks him back and says "So did mine."mine".



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: As noted in the commentary, ''everything'' about the episode is wrong compared to what the show soon became, with Homer being the one embarrassed by his family's antics being the most glaring (as usually this is a characteristic more appropriate for Marge or Lisa). Bart and Maggie (and maybe some of the ancillary characters, like Moe, Mr. Burns, Dr. Monroe, and the two cops, Eddie and Lou) are the only ones whose personalities aren't altered.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''In spades''. As noted in the commentary, ''everything'' about the episode is wrong compared to what the show soon became, with Homer being the one embarrassed by his family's antics being the most glaring (as usually this is a characteristic more appropriate for Marge or Lisa). Bart and Maggie (and maybe some of the ancillary characters, like Moe, Mr. Burns, Dr. Monroe, and the two cops, Eddie and Lou) are the only ones whose personalities aren't altered.


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* OutofCharacterMoment: Even compared to the previous three episodes, Lisa and Marge (''especially'' Marge) feel... off.
20th Mar '17 8:31:42 AM Mdumas43073
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* IdenticalStranger: A whole family of identical strangers to the Simpsons (only much more kempt) are seen exiting Marvin Monroe's office, with the Homer lookalike even spouting Homer's old CatchPhrase. Homer takes this as a sign that Monroe knows his stuff. Earlier in the episode, [[FreezeFrameBonus they can briefly be seen in the background]] at Mr. Burns' company picnic.

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* IdenticalStranger: A whole family of identical strangers to the Simpsons (only much more kempt) are seen exiting Marvin Monroe's office, with the Homer lookalike even spouting Homer's old CatchPhrase.CatchPhrase ("Let's all go out for some frosty chocolate milkshakes"). Homer takes this as a sign that Monroe knows his stuff. Earlier in the episode, [[FreezeFrameBonus they can briefly be seen in the background]] at Mr. Burns' company picnic.
17th Mar '17 3:47:39 PM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' And this must be... (''glances at flash card given by Smithers'') Brat.

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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' And this must be...be, uh... (''glances at flash card given by Smithers'') Brat.
17th Mar '17 3:47:04 PM Mdumas43073
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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' And this must be... Brat.

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-->'''Mr. Burns:''' And this must be... (''glances at flash card given by Smithers'') Brat.
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